Angas Plains Estate

About

Large impressive wooden doors make for an intriguing entrance to our warm and welcoming Wine Tasting area. Made with love and craftsmanship, from raw natural materials, blended into a timeless work of art, to be savoured. Delight in the combination of new and old surrounds, enhancing your experience and acting as a symbol of what you can expect while being at Angas Plains Wines Cellar Door. Set amongst the vines with panoramic views across the vineyard to the distant hills. You can taste a range of amazing Angas Plains Estate Langhorne Creek wines showing their authenticity. The wines are all made from grapes off the vineyard and show the quality and varietal characters of the region of Langhorne Creek. It is your choice, taste the light and lively PJ’s Blanc de Blanc first or go straight to one of the many impressive reds.

Location Description

Located in the heart of the Langhorne Creek wine region, only 45 minutes from Adelaide and just 10 minutes from the lovely historical town of Strathalbyn.

Features

  • Angas Plains Estate is a 5 star family winery.

Additional Information

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Winemaker

Angas Plains Estate winemaker Peter Douglas crafts the wines to bring out the unique subtleties from our grapes each vintage.

History

Established in 1994 on the 100 acre Langhorne Creek property.

The Team

Phillip and Judy Cross share the daily management of the winery.

Practices & Techniques

The Angas Plains Estate wines are generally made in small batches (10 tonne) and the red wines ferment in open top vessels over 8 days. They are pressed off skins and filled into French barrels for the Cabernet and a combination of French and American oak barrels for the Shiraz.

Each year 25 to 33% of the barrels are replaced to keep the proportion of new oak in the system in balance with the fruit.

For our Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Emily Cross Shiraz, Quintessential and Reserve Shiraz, the finest new barrels are chosen from our range and the wine is left for an extended maturation time of 12 – 18 months dependent on the wine. These wines are produced from parcels of wine that show exceptional qualities to produce in-depth quality and flavour.

Our PJs Shiraz and PJs Cabernet Sauvignon remain in the oak barrels for 12 months, gaining the complexity desired for our finished wines. The wines are carefully monitored through the maturation to ensure the right balance of fruit and oak is achieved to give fruit driven wines with the complexity expected of oak maturation.

These techniques have consistently yielded wines with good palate length, medium alcohol, great berry fruit, medium oak levels and the ability to be cellar aged for those that like to enjoy aging their own wines.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

Planting a block each year between 1994 and 2001 to 34 acres of Shiraz, 25.5 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2 acres of Chardonnay, all on single trellis. The vineyard is on the old flood plains of the Angas River. This seasonally flowing river flows after heavy rains from its catchment area of the Adelaide Hills through the historical township of Strathalbyn to our Langhorne Creek wine region and out to Lake Alexandrina. The combination of the deep alluvial sandy loam and mild climate provides ideal growing conditions.

The value of planting cover crops between the vines, depends on whether you get enough rain. The crop is used as mulch adding goodness to the soil. We have endeavored to set the vineyard up in such a way that we use minimum water and increase the organic matter in the soil, to assist with the reduction of soil moisture by evaporation to ensure the vines are nurtured and grow in balance.

Langhorne Creek:

Ideal climate, flavour filled wines….

The great winemaking region of Langhorne Creek is less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide. Langhorne Creek is traditionally a red wine grape region best known for its full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. We have a surprisingly cool climate that also allows production of exceptionally flavoured white wines.

The original vineyards adjacent to the Bremer River experience natural floods from rain that falls in the Adelaide Hills. The soils are deep alluvial sandy loams. This enables us to grow grapes which can mature to peak fruit ripeness to ensure full flavoured wines can be produced.

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Hours

Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week 11 am - 5 pm Other times by arrangement Closed on Christmas Day & Good Friday

Address

317 Angas Plains Road
Langhorne Creek, South Australia 5255
Australia

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